Jewish Meditation

Modeh Ani–"I Thank You" – A Morning Meditative Prayer of Thanks to God

Every night before sleep, we give our tired and worn-out souls back to God. Every morning, we receive our souls anew, refreshed and full of energy. Therefore, the first words that we say upon waking are:

"I thank You ever living King,
for compassionately returning my soul to me,
how great is Your faithfulness"

In Hebrew:
Modeh ani l'fanecha melech chai v'kayam,
she-hech-ezarta be nishmati b'chemla,
rabah emuna-techa

With this thought and intention of "I thank You," we begin our day. This thought accompanies us, always engraved in our consciousness, the whole day long.


The above meditation is available in text and e-book form in "Living in Divine Space," a 288 page book on Kabbalah and Meditation by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh. Click here for our webstore.

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